Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
,@steverattner working diligently on his charts. unfortunate i have to miss it, spin class trumps stats. steve rattner and his sexiness coming up shortly on "morning joe," starts right now. ♪ lights out >>> half the power in new orleans stadium, the superdome here, is out. in almost a perfect semicircle of the lights, half the stadium stayed light, half of it went out. the scoreboard is also not working as well. one big click of the light switch, and we lost power in half of the stadium. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "morning joe." it is monday, time to wake up bright and early. february 4th. all right. we've got a shot here in the studio of, what, is halperin walking in here? with us -- this is amazing. look at this, the "game change" boys. >> they're back and better than ever. >> we also have the sexy statistician -- >> according to twitter. >> yes. former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and political analyst, john heilemann and senior political analyst, mark halperin. >> what a game. mika, you had to, lik
Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
deutsch. and former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. and from washington, nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports," andrea mitchell. andrea, good morning. >> good morning. hi, mika. >> want to get straight into the news. chris christie's back in the news. he kind of fired back at that white house doctor who made some really kind of inappropriate comments about his weight. >> yeah, did you hear about that? >> i thought. i thought it was great what he said. it's exactly the conversation that we don't need to have about weight and obesity. we need to have a better one. hopefully this will lead to that at some point. it's what i'm writing about. >> so this doctor says that she's afraid chris christie's going to die. >> yeah, and she goes on camera and says that. >> and then chris christie fires back. >> said "shut up." >> you know, we shouldn't be talking about that. >> why? >> because there's much bigger news out there. >> what's that? >> what do you think? everybody's talking about it. >> lindsay lohan. what? >
Feb 6, 2013 3:00am PST
. and these debt deniers, i'm curious if you agree with mika and richard haass and steve rattner that these debt deniers have their head in the sand as much as climate change deniers do. >> i think the whole political class refuse to look forward. and the cbo takes a ten-year view, and that ten-year view is pretty ugly. that's the problem. and yet the politics and this kind of short-term stimulus and let's look one year, let's look two years, let's not worry about the buildup of these problems, finally shows up when you see a report like yesterday which shows what does it mean over a ten-year period of time? debt doesn't kill you the first day. it's how it builds up. but you have to look at how it builds up. and now it's really building up. >> and deficits don't kill you, mika, the first day, the first year, the second year. as jeffrey and i were saying, back in january of 2009, it's not the deficits that kill you. it's wasting the money which they wasted during the stimulus, as jeffrey and i said, that kills you. we can afford short-term deficits if we get something in return over the long run.
Feb 8, 2013 3:00am PST
statistician steve ratner. we celebrate national weather person's day. >> balloons and everything. february 5th every year. >> next you're going to tell me it's not national pancake day. >> we mentioned within the first hour of the show. >> i still can't get used to the look. >> get used to it. this is the way it's going to be. ♪ nothing can stop me from shaving thoet and i need you today oh, mandy ♪ >>> coming up next, what, if anything, did we learn today? look at you, so dashing. come on. nowadays, lots of people go by themselves. no they don't. yeah... hey son. have fun tonight. ♪ prom! [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ back against the wall